Wednesday, August 13, 2008

We're Home!

He's finally here, and in a big way! Camden weighed in at an impressive 9.6 lbs, 21" long on 8/8/08. From what everyone is saying, this is supposed to be a pretty lucky date!

We're so happy he's here and have had an amazing 5 days of getting to know the little guy. Kristi did an amazing job during delivery and looking back at it is surprised at how "easy" it was. Obviously, there was nothing easy about it, but compared to some of the horror stories we've heard, she is pretty lucky!

Our first two nights home were a little rough. The five of us (dogs included) were up all night! Speaking of the dogs, they are great with the baby. Until he makes crazy noises, they completely forget he's even there.

That's about all I can think of right now! My brain is still a little scrambled...hopefully I'll be able to catch up down the road. For now, enjoy some pics of the little guy:




Sunday, June 29, 2008

Gone Fishing...

but still not catching anything! OK, so I didn't even try this weekend, but I did have a nice relaxing weekend up at the lake once again. Except of course for a little incident with Winston.

The poor little guy got one of his claws stuck in the netting of a raft, so we had to take him to the vet and have it removed. This happened on day one, so he didn't have such an exciting trip. The poor thing was pretty much forced to lay around all weekend...and he loves the lake!



Aside from this unfortunate accident, it was a pretty relaxing weekend. It was too wet to mow, so I got off easy there! We dodged storms all weekend and when it wasn't raining, it was absolutely perfect! The cloud cover made for some very cool sunset photos.




More excitement to follow as we'll be up there two more weekends before Camden makes his debut!

Sunday, June 1, 2008

Graduation!

Congratulations, Karly! We're so proud of you and wish you all the best at Ball State!



If you didn't figure it out, my cousin Karly graduated from high school this weekend. My entire immediate family went up to celebrate along with Karly. They live just a few minutes from the lake house, so we were able to spend some quality time with the whole family!

Zane (my nephew) just keeps getting bigger and bigger! I can't believe how much he's changed in the few short weeks since I've seen him last. I'm sure he'll be a completely different person in another two or three weeks when I see him again! He has to be the happiest baby I've ever seen...no doubt it's because of his awesome parents!

Zane giving Grandpa the rock!





It's mandatory to have at least one nursery shot per post, so here it is. Kristi bought a mattress and put the bedding together...looks awesome!

Wednesday, May 28, 2008

One of my Favorite Events

I am such a golf geek. For some reason, not too much excites me more than spending a day at a golf tournament. The Blue Jackets Foundation rents a house the Wednesday of the Memorial and we are able to entertain some clients for the day. Unfortunately, my clients didn't show...but that certainly didn't stop me from having a good time!

I was definitely "that guy" today. Having just purchased a new camera, I wanted to take it out and try it on the golf course. I guess you could now say I was mixing two of my favorite hobbies...photography (new one) and golf (tried and true!). I ended up getting some pretty cool shots!

#12


Skip Kendall (I think) on #4...I love this shot. Note the golf ball in the perfectly blue sky.


#18


#14


Phil Mickelson


"The Golden Bear" Jack Nicklaus

Tuesday, May 27, 2008

Holiday Weekend!

Finally, a three day weekend...sort of! What a great holiday weekend for me...it started on Friday morning, when I got to the office and had an email inviting me to tee it with a customer at noon. Since I wasn't prepared, I had to leave the office at 10:30 to run home and get all my goods.

The weekend continued with rounds of golf on Saturday, Sunday and Monday! I haven't played four days in a row since college. The good thing is I have an adjustment and massage all set up for Tuesday! Monday was one of my best rounds in a long time...I was three under heading onto 17 and told myself not to finish double bogey-bogey. Almost...I finished bogey-bogey for a one-under 69. The first time I've been in the 60's or underpar for 18 in a LONG time.

I mixed in a little work on Saturday, yard work on Sunday and some grilling out on Monday to wrap up a nice long holiday weekend. Next week will be just as fun as Kristi and I are taking Friday off to head to the lake for my cousin Karly's graduation.

NURSERY UPDATE:

We're almost there! All that's left are the blinds, a rug and a threshold.

Sunday, May 18, 2008

New Toy

Thursday night, we went to Bruner's (where Kristi works) 50th Anniversary party at their office. It's a fantastic company...the first Friday of every month they shut down early and have some type of party and they have great holiday events! As I expected, they went all out yet again. Kristi is starting to get a little tired, so we did not stay long.

On our way home, Kris decided she was exhausted but didn't want to go to bed right away. To stay up a little longer, she says "let's stop by Cord Camera and look at some digital cameras." About an hour later, we walked out with a new Sony SLR, printer and other accessories. What a surprise...I did not expect this at all! With Camden under three months away from being born, we've been trying to save every penny. It was needed however...we'll be getting a lot of use out of this new toy. For now, I'm practicing on the pups...





Room update:

I spent most of today working on the trim. I borrowed a compressor and nail gun from a friend, but for some reason it was not working correctly (probably user error!). In frustration, I asked Kristi to run to Lowes and pick up some trim nails and I just finished the room the old fashioned way. I made a lot of mistakes, but hopefully after a fresh coat of paint it'll look like a million bucks!

Wednesday, May 7, 2008

The Floor...

Not much time to write as I'm about ready to head to work, but I wanted to post some pics of the floor...it's almost done!

All that's left is the final strip, the closet and then the trim!